Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scrapping Everyday Miracles

My guest spot over at SEM is up.

CHALLENGE #10: Nothing speaks of God's miracles and blessing more than nature. God created a world full of wonders and they are all around us. In the Bible Jesus says that if the people stop singing God's praises even the rocks will cry out… Luke 19:40 (NIV) "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Your challenge is to find His miracles in the natural world and what they mean to you. It could be through a beautiful landscape or the amazing intricacy of a flower. Open your eyes and camera to the created world around us. You may be surprised at what you find!

Scrap Twist – Re-purpose something to use as part of your layout. It could be a piece of vintage ephemera or an ad from your junk-mail. Or parts of packaging or other "non-scrapbooking" supplies. Get creative!

Here's the layout I created
The journaling is a poem by Joan Adams Burchell.
Fresh-fallen snow, untouched by man, tops bushes, fence and tree;
The strong, gusty wind, whirling it 'round, improves and enriches its beauty.
It sauntered down in the silence of night, leaving a scenic delight;
Now, in the sun, it dances and winks as we drink in the wondrous sight.
This is a picture-post-card scene - winter at its best;
It leaves a mark etched in our heart of when winter was our guest.

I captured this photo while on the chair lift in Steamboat Colorado last Spring.  The night prior we had received 12 inches of freshly fallen, powdery snow.  The trees were weighted down by the sparkling beauty, and the air around us was perfectly quiet, and as still as could be. It was a beautiful moment.  I am blessed to have been witness to it.  My re-purposed item is a piece of felt I bought to use a floor protector under our garbage can.  I used it to cut out a heart shape, and hand stitched a little burst onto it with embroidery floss.  I hope you'll be inspired to come and play along with us this month.  There's a great prize up for grabs from Designs by Diana.  Entries are due by November 25th.  Hope you pop by.  Don't forget to go and have a peek at what the DT came up with, there are some stunning photographs to see.

ETA: I just got some wonderful news in regards to this layout - yay.  I'll share as soon as I can.

Have a wonderful day friends,

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glorygirl said...

Looooove all the white on this with the pop of red! Beautiful!!!

Annika said...

Stunning!! So beautiful! That felt (?) heart gives the prefect touch!


Lisa H said...

love this layout Sherri! I'm glad you're one of our guest designers this month. =)

xoxo... t said...

Absolutely beautiful, I think it's my fave ever LO of yours!

Roulien Stahnke said...

Such a beautiful layout, Sherri!!! I love all the white with just a pop of red!! We're so glad to have you with us!!!